March 13, 2013
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Timeline checkup for medical practices

March marks a shift for small and medium medical practices that are working on their ICD-10 transitions. According to timelines provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), small...
March 12, 2013
Carl Natale

ICD-10 National Pilot Program ready to take off

The ICD-10 National Pilot Program is picking up steam. It's a collaborative designed to help healthcare organizations prepare for ICD-10 testing and to share best practices. The Healthcare...
March 11, 2013
Carl Natale

ICD-101: Why you need to add more ICD-10 training

One of the major training decisions that a healthcare organization needs to make is when to start ICD-10 training. How much training will be part of that timing decision. It's important that you don'...
March 08, 2013
Carl Natale

HIMSS survey finds ICD-10 a top priority but maybe not a top investment

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released its  annual HIMSS Leadership Survey this week. It covers a wide range of health IT issues, including these ICD-10...
March 05, 2013
Carl Natale

HIMSS13: Don't just concentrate on ICD-10 implementation

HIMSS13 attendees are soaking up plenty of ICD-10 knowledge in New Orleans. But attendees need to think beyond the Oct. 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance deadline. Let's start with computer assisted coding...
March 05, 2013
Carl Natale

How far healthcare payers should be in their ICD-10 transitions

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the ICD-10 timelines for healthcare payers and providers. The timeline and checklist provide useful guides for planning the ICD...
March 01, 2013
Carl Natale

CMS releases updated ICD-10 implementation timelines and checklists

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its ICD-10 timelines to reflect the Oct. 1, 2014, compliance deadlines. These are comprehensive lists to help healthcare payers and...
February 27, 2013
Carl Natale

How to use HIMSS13 to propel your ICD-10 preparations

The HIMSS13 Annual Conference and Exhibition starts — March 3-7 — in New Orleans. It will be the place to get up to speed on the state of ICD-10 preparations. The Official HIMSS13 website is the...
February 25, 2013
Carl Natale

ICD-101: There's no reason ICD-10 education cannot start now

Developing a plan to train and educate staff for the ICD-10 transition is as important as upgrading systems and equipment. While you are working on an ICD-10 training plan, Sue Belley and Donna Smith...
February 22, 2013
Carl Natale

CMS offers 7 steps for mitigating risk in an ICD-10 transition

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined some steps that will help healthcare organizations prepare for the ICD-10 implementation: "Establish a transition plan. Outline the...